Armed Forces: Housing

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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Photo of Kirstene Hair Kirstene Hair Conservative, Angus

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will carry out a review of whether there is sufficient and quality accommodation available to service personnel on the defence estates.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Holding answer received on 17 September 2018

The quality and quantity of all service accommodation is under continual review by the Department. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is committed to providing high quality accommodation within an appropriate locality to where Service personnel live, work and train.

For Service Family Accommodation, the MOD meets the Government Decent Homes Standard, set by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for 95% of its properties, with the overall condition of the accommodation considered as good.

The MOD has delivered more than 50,000 new or upgraded Single Living Accommodation bed-spaces, across the estate over the last 15 years and is committed to invest significant additional funding in Defence infrastructure over the next 10-15 years.

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